Re: [CR] Recalling San Gabriel (OT) bike shop


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Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:14:11 -0500
From: Burl Simon <burl.simon@gmail.com>
To: Lorin <lyoude@roadrunner.com>
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Recalling San Gabriel (OT) bike shop


On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:13 AM, Burl Simon <burl.simon@gmail.com> wrote:
> my first ride downtown was to philippe's and i was riding a raleigh
> competition gran sport, a beautiful bike that rode extremely smooth but it
> was too big and i sold it; i had a french dip and the price of a coffee was
> the same as when philippe's opened, nine cents i think.
> burl simon
> detroit michigan u.s.a.
>
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Lorin <lyoude@roadrunner.com> wrote:
>
>> JB,
>>
>> His name was Don Ferguson and he was a member of the 1960's Olympic
>> Cycling Team (tandem), Somewhere in my cycling stash I have a brochure of
>> the Olympic Cycling Team that includes a picture of Don. I used to live
>> several blocks away from the shop and spent many hours lusting after the
>> Swiss bikes in his shop. I recall purchasing a set of Campy side pulls from
>> Don when they were first produced for $60.00 (big bucks for me at the time).
>> Don would often ride the Tuesday and Thursday night training rides around
>> the Rose Bowl with the Pasadena Cycling Club sponsored by John's on
>> Rosemead Blvd. John's was another haunt where I lusted after a Jack
>> Taylor curved seat tube model and a Paramount tandem ,
>>
>> As a small child my father would take my brother and I to Philippe's for a
>> french dip, a dill pickle, and a piece of lemon meringue pie. The sawdust
>> on the floor was great and we would eat in one of the upper rooms. I
>> currently live in Carlsbad Ca however if we are in the LA area we try to eat
>> at Philippe's (it has not changed in over 100 years)
>>
>> If your going to Austin next month let me know and we can speak in person.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Lorin Youde
>> Carlsbad CA USA